Commercial Aviation

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First Airbus-built Inmarsat-6 satellite shipped to Japan

The first Airbus-built Inmarsat-6, I-6 F1, satellite has been shipped from Airbus
in Toulouse to Tanegashima in Japan ready
for launch

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Recovery Watch: Airline focus shifts to carbon emissions

In our monthly check-in with the Cirium team, we explore how environmental topics are shaping the global aviation recovery

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The complete story of the Airspeed Ambassador

The Airspeed Ambassador was hailed as the Douglas DC-3’s heir apparent before the California-built type had cemented its place in history during D-Day and Market Garden. However, the post-war type failed to keep pace with technological advances, as Bruce Hales-Dutton describes

Quiz: Defunct UK airlines - part 3

Can you identify these defunct airlines from their livery and tail? Let us know what score you get!

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Aircraft disassembly: the circle of life

What happens after an aircraft is grounded for the last time and taken out of service? Howard Slutsken dives into the world of disassembly

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Skyworks Aeronautics champions the gyrocopter

It may have fallen out of favour, but the gyrocopter, a clever, versatile aircraft, is making a comeback, reports Tom Batchelor

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The internet’s favourite wingman: An interview with Paul Lucas

As Paul Lucas reaches his 250,000th subscriber on YouTube, Chris Smith catches up with the aviation fanatic to learn more about his jet-setting adventures

The key moments of the Dubai Airshow you need to know

In the 21 months since the last major aviation trade event, the aerospace industry has endured one of its toughest ever periods. So, when the doors of the Dubai Airshow opened on Sunday, it was the clearest signal yet that the sector is starting to return to a degree of normality. Here, Key.Aero rounds up the highlights of the year's biggest show.

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Dubai Airshow 2021 commercial aviation debrief

Even without the traditional big orders from the local airlines, Dubai Airshow 2021 still racked up sales of over 500 aircraft. Including some interesting ones, reports Richard Schuurman.

Flybe announces first crew base and HQ location

Relaunched regional airline Flybe has revealed the location of its company headquarters and first crew base

The Latest Commercial Aviation News All in One Place

Commercial aviation covers a broad range of topics from airlines to airports and manufacturers to operators. This page has everything you need to stay on top of all the latest news from the industry. Whether you’re looking for engineering and manufacturing updates from the likes of Boeing and Airbus or want to see all the latest technological innovations in commercial flight, you’re in the right place. From small private jets from Honda through to 400+ seater commercial long-haul airliners like the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777X, we’ll cover all the latest news and updates for you. We’ve also split this section out into smaller sections to help you find articles relevant to you. Take a look at our categories below to find what you’re looking for,

Commercial Aviation News

Be the first to read about all the latest commercial aviation news including mergers and acquisitions, as well as new international routes and airlines updating their fleets. Looking for the latest stories on industry giants including Boeing, Airbus and Gulfstream? Then you’re in the right place.

Airport News

For all the latest news on how international and domestic airports around the world are dealing with environmental challenges, changes in traveller habits and passenger volume increases, take a look at our Airport News section

Airport Technology

Take a closer look at how technology is driving change and innovation at airports from the logistics of passenger flow through terminal buildings to safety checks. As an industry spanning the globe, aviation technology moves quickly, with airports often testing and adopting new systems regularly to meet local and international legislations surrounding environmental and security challenges. We have everything you need all in one place.

Aviation Engineering

Read all of our articles on aviation engineering, from the latest Rolls Royce commercial jet engines to new models of aircraft and engineering projects at international airports around the world. From civil and commercial airliners through to military fighter jets, the aviation industry covers a range of technological challenges being overcome with impressive engineering feats.

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